The Snow Creature
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The Snow Creature
Produced and Directed by
W. Lee Wilder
Story and Screenplay by
and Conducted by
In Order Of Their Appearance
Frank Parrish...........Paul Langton
Peter Wells.............Leslie Denison
Inspector Karma.........Robert Kino
Airline Manager.........Robert Hinton
Joyce Parrish...........Darlene Fields
Corey, Jr...............George Douglas
Harry Bennett...........Keith Richards
Dr. Dupont..............Rudolph Anders
Lieutenant Dunbar.......Bill Phipps
Guard in Warehouse......Rusty Westcott
Director of Photography
Floyd D. Crosby, A.S.C.
Mack V. Wright
Fred M. Muller
Film Editor.......Jodie Copelan, A.C.E.
Sound Recorder....Robert Roderick
Special Effects...Lee Zavitz
Art Director......Frank Sylos
Lighting..........Bill G. Neff
The characters, events and places depicted in this photoplay are fictitious.
Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
Copyright MCMLIV by Planet Filmplays, Inc.
RCA Sound System
Approved MPAA Certificate No. 16974
United Artists Corp.
Subject: monster is not listed in the cast.
Subject: Thank you
Subject: Snore Creature?
I'm biased in that I do love this film (mostly for sentimental reasons), but I am not unaware of its many, many flaws, mainly the slow pace and repeated shots. However for me, the sheer weirdness makes up for the boredom in this case. We used to call it "Snore Creature" yet it still has that strange, dreary, ultimately ineffable quality that makes it best viewed at 3 am while under the influence (of what is up to you, but pizza and root beer works for me), and with toothpicks holding up your eyelids. Fun to watch with a friend who also has a good sense of humor and a taste for slow, bizarre old b-movies.
The MPEG2 copy here is as good a print as you'll find anywhere. If you're brave, watch this one as the second half of a double feature with another W. Lee Wilder film, namely KILLERS FROM SPACE, and make sure the snacks and drinks are abundant and a-flowing.
Subject: A shaggy man story.
Subject: This Movie Killed Irony
The US stuff comes later, about halfway through the film. In fact, I didn't know it was coming at all. The Sherpa story seemed like enough. That was a good story--abysmally executed, yes, but good. There's an odd conceit at work in the film--the Sherpa's wife is kidnapped/killed (I'm not sure) so he wants to find the beast that did it. Reasonable enough. But the white guys leading the expedition don't want to go. The Sherpa is the nominal villain of the piece for wanting to save/avenge his wife. Talk about an accidental window into the ideology of empire. "Yes, yes, your soulmate's being ravaged by some huge monster from beyond time, but there are flowers to pick man! Get your priorities straight."
The movie just gets strange after that. Maybe it was already strange and just kept opening new and odder doors--the monster's held up in immigration, footage of the monster is just one strip of film played forward, backward or paused as needed, and there are bad set mistakes throughout (a rock bounces off an actor's head during an avalanche scene, a shadow from one of the studio lights is plainly visible, the shot with the shadow is reused later in the same scene, etc.). Maybe if I was watching the film with the right people I could make more jokes about it. As it was it's just awful.
Lesson learned: Botanists carry high-balls with them on expeditions. Who knew?
Why would they have to go through the Dept. of Immigration with a Yeti?
So many questions, and no answers.
Where's my Scotch? That's personal property.
Why are Dr.'s always drunks in old movies?
Subject: A bad one
I downloaded the 256kb mpeg4 file. Video and audio are fine; quite clean.
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